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Nina's Italian Ristorante

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8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
919-845-1122
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice for Italian food!

Wife and I ate at Nina's for the first time on a Thursday night. Nice main dining room, good spacing between tables. Nice bar area. Everything we had was excellent. Fresh bread that came with home made bruchetta. We split a dinner salad. Wife had the cannaloni and I had the veal Saltinbocca... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
NCBrownie
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Cary, NC
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Cary, NC
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wife and I ate at Nina's for the first time on a Thursday night. Nice main dining room, good spacing between tables. Nice bar area. Everything we had was excellent. Fresh bread that came with home made bruchetta. We split a dinner salad. Wife had the cannaloni and I had the veal Saltinbocca. Very tasty and ample portions of food.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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275 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went with another couple last night for dinner (Monday night). They have great specials on Monday's - any pasta, salad, and a glass of wine for $23.00. Food was outstanding. Large portions - with food going home with us. Nice wine selection. Service was a bit slow, but was still good. Very enjoyable.

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Thank NancyOO7
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Large portions of very tasty food. Comfortable friendly place with a varied Italian menu with a decent wine list service was attentive and not intrusive

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Leesburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great atmosphere and superb Staff! Menu is outstanding and the Chef will customize a meal if it is not on the printed menu. The "customer is always first" attitude is prevalent throughout service by the professional, personable, and courteous Staff.

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Thank John D
Central Florida, Florida
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This place is in a little strip mall in a hidden corner. Nina's has excellent food and if you don't see anything on the menu you like they will make it for you. The portions of pasta a huge. they brought bread table with oil and seasonings for dipping. two people had veal parmesan and it came with a side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Nina's has been a regular for us for years. In addition to the food and daily specials, the food is good. Nina has a good and reasonably priced wine selection. Nina (owner) is frequently at the restaurant and chats with Customers. Reservations recommended.

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Thank Jose A. T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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315 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great meal served by a great staff! Had the Shrimp Fra DiAvalo and my wife had a pasta primavera. Both were fantastico! If there is a soft spot for this restaurant, it would have to be the wine list. While the wine selection is somewhat diverse, they are in desperate need of a 'Reserve' list. Its busy so make a... More 

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Thank Brad945
United States
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379 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We always like stopping by this place on a last-minute decision of “Where should we eat?”. I had a Manhattan-style clam chowder last visit. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve seen that on a menu! Eggplant Rollintini is always a fave. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments... More 

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Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I was not a fan. From the business park location and the white trash clientele to the over-priced processed pasta that was boiled beyond tasteless, I had written this place off and didn't bother to review. My wife loved the parm and wants to return. If you want the typical NJ roadside fare, it's comparable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nina's Italian Ristorante is my choice for celebrating my anniversary. My husband and I love the calamari, especially the marinara that comes with it (I have to always as for extra). The last time I ate there, it was at the bar. I wanted some sort of condiment but the bartender didn't pay too much attention to us and came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-845-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?